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Medical Science Liaison (Neurology)

Primary Tokyo, Japan Req ID 2300405 Category Medical Division AbbVie

Summary of Job Description:

  1. Enhance AbbVie products value scientifically
  2. Regional KOL’s management with scientific communication
  3. Implement publication strategy through IIS executions
  4. Develop scientific projects in partnership with health care practitioners
  5. Support regional training for sales team related science
  6. Reinforce brand message through the dissemination of clinical data
  7. Comprehensive coverage of medical congresses


Major Responsibilities:

  1. KOL management
  • KOL selection (including future KOLs) based on influence toward healthcare professionals
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with KOLs prior to product launch
  • Provide scientific information and have a discussion with KOLs
  • Provide accurate TA knowledge and scientific message to KOLs (non-product)
  1. Coordinate Investigator Initiated Study (IIS) following new SOP (Contract-Based IIS)
  • Get information of IIS plan with AbbVie products and may proceed further AbbVie process.
  • Support other departments in scientific point of view
  • Provide scientific information
  1. Internal medical training (e.g. MR, safety)
  • Provide Medical Education program
  1. Set up TA based scientific series meetings with external physicians (KOL, future KOL)
  • Scientific series meeting in area level will be organized regularly
  1. Coordination with global Clinical Science Manager (Medical Scientific Liaison) for exchanging knowledge and close relationship for product maximization
  • IIS information change, local medical practice and regulatory environment understanding, and also medical practice epidemiological comparison
  1. Active participation and effective communication for product miximization cross functionally
  • Enhance sharing product target profile and protocol design and pricing strategy

Essential Skills & Abilities/Education:

  • Must have an undergraduate degree in science or pharmacology
  • Masters in Science or PhD preferred
  • Experience in Pharmaceutical industry in Clinical Development, Safety department or research experience more than 3 years
  • Affluent and accurate senses about pharmaceutical market
  • Drive for Results
  • Strong human relationship with people outside (especially wholesalers and KOL)
  • High reputation among people inside and outside
  • Correct expression of view as to right or wrong of things
  • Well balanced decision making
  • Clear recognition/discipline of performance

AbbVie is an equal opportunity employer including disability/vets. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces service medal veteran or active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran or a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran, including spouses and other family members, or any other protected group status. We will take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, individuals with a disability, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans or active-duty wartime or campaign badge veterans. The Affirmative Action Plan is available for viewing in the Human Resources office during regular business hours.

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Job Type: Experienced

Schedule: Full-time

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